Closed Bug 721442 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

[New Tab Page] Display the URL of the page on mouseover of thumbnails on about:newtab

Categories

(Firefox :: Tabbed Browser, defect)

defect
Not set

Tracking

()

RESOLVED FIXED
Firefox 14

People

(Reporter: bj, Assigned: ttaubert)

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Among the sites I visit regularly are our product site, the staging site for new releases, our QA installation, and my private build of our product. All have the same appearance, and three of the four have the same title.

As it currently stands, the three sites with the same title are identical on the new tab page. (They aren't all currently shown, but I can't tell which are and which aren't without clicking.)

It would be useful if the URL of each page was displayed when when I mouseover a thumbnail on about:newtab.
If you've already moused over the thumbnail the URL is visible in the standard link location bar. 

Further, I'm not sure how well it would fit with the thumbnails the current size. The URL would either get heavily truncated to the point of being largely useless (e.g something like "http://g..." or just "google.c..." for google which wouldn't be very useful for multiple sites on the same domain) or obscure the thumbnail significantly.

While I can certainly see how knowing the URL would be useful, there are ways of seeing the thumbnails URL without adding anything to the page as it currently stands.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 717110
Oops, this one is about displaying the URLs, not the titles. Reopening.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
Assignee: nobody → ttaubert
Status: REOPENED → ASSIGNED
Attached patch patch v1Splinter Review
Adding the site's url to the tooltips so that they are the same as when hovering places menuitems:

reddit: the front page of the internet
http://www.reddit.com/
Attachment #613959 - Flags: review?(dietrich)
Comment on attachment 613959 [details] [diff] [review]
patch v1

Review of attachment 613959 [details] [diff] [review]:
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r=me with a test to verify attribute contains expected values for both no-title and has-title scenarios.
Attachment #613959 - Flags: review?(dietrich) → review+
Test added.

https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/fx-team/rev/b79c787bc18b
Whiteboard: [fixed-in-fx-team]
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 14
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/b79c787bc18b
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [fixed-in-fx-team]
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